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MFGCON 2022 – Well Worth the Wait

On May 19, we wrapped up the annual North Carolina Manufacturing Conference which we affectionately call MFGCON. After two and a half years of pandemic planning, our state’s manufacturing community was finally able to see and share each other’s best practices, performance successes, and exemplary industry support services. 

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Workforce Challenges – Tools to Overcome

Learn what labor trends are affecting Eastern North Carolina and solutions you may not have considered.
The challenge of finding qualified workers is critical right now. “We’re hiring” signs are everywhere, but these positions are going unfilled. Some economists predict that our workforce challenge will remain a primary issue even as the supply chain disruptions and other challenges business face return to normal.

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Record Setting Cyber Attacks in North Carolina

North Carolina scored on several record-setting events in 2021. Last year saw a record number of businesses created: over 178,000 new businesses! 2021 saw a record number of visitors to state parks: 22.8 million visitors! However, not all the state’s 2021 records are favorable.

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Made in North Carolina Gift Guide

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays, and it’s a thrill to see Made in America gift guides making the rounds. I have seen at least three in the last few weeks. I would be remiss if I did not highlight a list of gift ideas that are made in North Carolina. Take a look at the list below and become inspired. Maybe you can find a gift for everyone on your “Nice” list this year. 

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These are a Few of My Favorite Things…That I May Not Be Able to Get this Holiday Season

It’s the week of Thanksgiving, and I am rubbing my hands together in glee, anticipating turkey, dressing, a zillion sides, maybe a slice of pie or cake if I have room. And the next few weeks are packed with holidays. Maybe you’ll celebrate with the lights from a tree twinkling brightly in the background and presents piled underneath. 

Wait…what? It might be difficult to have all of that? All of my favorites? Any of them? But why?

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